Eleven new public elementary schools have joined San Francisco Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS), bringing the total sponsored schools to 35 elementary, three middle and two high schools for 2015-16. Parents at SRTS schools can get information and volunteer to help coordinate “walking school buses,” bike trains, car-free days and other encouragement programs by contacting their school office. See the list of participating SRTS schools.
Is your school on the list? SRTS has many resources and programs open to all schools, including Walk & Roll to School Day on Oct. 7 and the annual Bike & Roll to School Week in April. SRTS schools host bike rodeos, bike trains and parent trainings open to the entire community. Free Family Biking events are always posted on our events calendar. Additional free SRTS resources for starting your own program may be found at sfsaferoutes.org.
The SF Bicycle Coalition is a proud partner in the San Francisco SRTS program. Family and School Programs staff Nancy Buffum and Janelle Phung work directly with parents, caregivers and school communities to make it safer, easier and more fun to travel to and from school by bike, on foot or by public transit.